Aug 15th Deadline for EPA’s Climate Change Assessment Assistance

August 15th is the deadline to apply for EPA’s Free Climate Change Risk Assessment Technical Assistance.

Climate change poses significant challenges to drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater (water sector) utilities in fulfilling their public and environmental health missions. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative provides counties and stakeholders with practical tools, training, and technical assistance needed to increase their resilience to climate change. The CRWU also assist water sector utilities and stakeholders by promoting a clear understanding of climate change and helping to identify potential long-term adaptation options for decision-making related to implementation and infrastructure financing.

EPA is offering counties the opportunity to work with CRWU and its contractors to conduct a guided water utility climate change risk assessment. Interested jurisdictions that operate a water utility, you can reach out to Aliza Furneaux on the CRWU team ( to request technical assistance for your system.

EPA asks that counties reply no later than August 15, 2023.

Read more about CRWU. 

MACo Summer Conference

At the 2023 MACo Summer Conference general session, “More Than Bricks & Mortar (Part 2): Infrastructure & Climate Change” panelists will discuss near- and long-term challenges, including: how sea level rise will shape development, the impacts of hotter summers on public health, and the challenges and opportunities around full electrification. 

The 2023 MACo Summer Conference will be held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD, on August 16-19. This year’s theme is “Where the Rubber Meets the Road.” More information can be found on our conference website.

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference: